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Nov 16, 2012 4:00am PST
neighborhoods hardest hit by hurricane sandy. hardest hit by >> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, november 16, 2012. "cbs morning news" >> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm duarte geraldino. this morning israel offered to temporarily stop it's offensive in the gaza strip with answers from rocket fire. israel said it would hold fire during the egyptian prime minister visit as long as hamas held its fire. the prime minister arrived in gaza this morning and visiting to show solidarity with hamas the militants who rule gaza. shortly after the prime minister militants fired rockets into israel. you can see the smoke over the city this morning. violence between israelis and palestinians intensified this week with both sides firing hundreds of rockets across gaza's border with israel. the israeli military kept up its offensive overnight and into the morning. an air strike hit the ministry building. israel struck at suspected hamas rocket launching sites and weapons storage. palestinian health officials said 19 people have been killed since the israeli offensive began. the conflic
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Nov 8, 2012 12:00pm PST
. cbs 5 has teamed up with the american red cross to raise money for the victims and help get things back to normal as soon as possible. and we have been taking your calls and donations all morning long since about 6:00 this morning and the bay area has been very generous and we're not done yet. >> roberta gonzales is in the call center. those phones keep ringing. >> reporter: i am here in the hurricane relief fund telethon. we started at 6:00 this morning. we're going strong all the way until 7 p.m. i'm going to become your very personal friend over the next several hours because i'm not going anywhere. i need your help. i need you to help people on the east coast. it's west coast joining east coast. together we can make it better for everyone because 53,000 people still cannot go home because of the wrath of superstorm sandy. also, people are still without electricity and top that off with a second storm a nor'easter that raced through new york and new jersey yesterday dumping record amounts of snow. emily white is here with the american red cross. >> thank you so much for helping.
CBS
Nov 9, 2012 4:00am PST
are reprimanded for allegedly revealing classified information. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, november 9th, 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. we begin in washington. there is a new sense of urgency to avert a looming fiscal crisis. it's the so-called fiscal cliff a combination of tax hikes and spending cuts scheduled to kick in next year. both democrats and republicans are talking compromise but we have heard this all before. and in the just released report from the nonpartisan congressional budget office predicts dire consequences unless it's resolved. this mornings stocks in asia dipped on concern over the crisis. tokyo's nikkei and hong kong hang seng were down 1% and wall street investors are selling. the dow jones industrials were down 434 points the last two days. today president obama in his first post-election comment will address the nation's fiscal problems. susan mcginnis is in washington with more on all of this. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. you know, not everyone believes that the consequences of going ov
CBS
Nov 9, 2012 1:35am PST
. seen here before: the psychadelic drug so intense, >>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> you can snort it. you can inject it. >> a big lab bust. heroin and something they've never seen here before. the psychedelic drug so intense, most people are too afraid to take it. >>> good evening. i'm dana king. >> and i'm ken bastida. it is exactly the kind of hobby you don't want your neighbor dabbling in, a rare and dangerous kind of drug lab, right in downtown mountain view. cbs 5 reporter kiet do on the powerful hallucinogen being made in the heart of silicon valley. >> reporter: you're looking at the ingredients for one of the most powerful drugs that you've likely never heard of. it's called dimethyltryptamine, or dmt. >> you can snort it. you can inject it. and it's got -- it's a fast- acting hallucinogen. >> reporter: acting on tips from neighbors, a swat team raided the downtown apartment complex, just blocks away from popular restaurants and high- end condos. they found meth and heroin, along with shotguns and an assault rifle. but the dmt lab was the big
CBS
Nov 13, 2012 5:00pm PST
suddenly early this morning. reporting live in daly city, joe vasquez, cbs 5. >> and coming up in 10 minutes, the type of coverage you should have on your car to be protected for something like this. >>> and new details on the growing scandal involving former cia director david petraeus. it has put a promotion on hold for the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. cbs reporter danielle nottingham on the story that is getting more complex by the day. >> reporter: the pentagon is investigating general john allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, in connection with the scandal that took down cia director david petraeus. >> general allen is entitled to due process in this matter. >> reporter: the fbi gave the pentagon more than 20,000 pages of e-mail communications between general allen and sociality jill kelley. kelley went to the fbi with the anonymous threatening e-mails. agents traced those to paula broadwell and uncovered her affair with petraeus. one defense official described the e-mails between general allen and kelley as flirtatious. another official tells cbs news, some of th
CBS
Nov 11, 2012 6:00pm PST
uniform. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor, two days after the abrupt resignation of cia director david petraeus more details are emerging about the chain of events that lead to his departure. we begin tonight with bob orr in washington. >> good luck, sir. >> reporter: sources say the down fall of c.i.a. director david petraeus was rooted in jealousy. the f.b.i., uncovered evidence of an affair between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell after she sent harassing messages to another woman who broadwell thought was too close to petraeus. source have identified the second woman as 37-year-old jill kelley of the tampa area. cbs news has been told kelley is a civilian who does work for the u.s. central command. petraeus headed the central command from late 2008 to mid 2010. and during that time presented kelley and her husband an award for raising money to pay for junior enlisted men and women to attend military balls. petraeus has told friends that he had no romantic involvement with kelley. and only saw her when she
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Nov 10, 2012 6:30pm PST
after a handful of arrests. a cbs 5 reporter patrick sedillo shows us police had some help in ending the crime wave. >> we have made phone calls about the suspicious behavior. >> reporter: the san jose police department has some new help that has always been there. neighborhood groups that are forming and informing the police on the bad guys. >> hopefully when we talk about partnering with the community, we're talking about a philosophy that law enforcement has embraced called community policing. >> reporter: it's paying off. recently sjpd arrested seven suspects on suspicion of burglary. working with residents of san jose. >> it has never been more important to know for the community to be involved and to report suspicious activity. >> reporter: how do they do it? >> just get to know your neighbors. communicate with your neighbors. they'll know your patterns and working hours and how many family members you have. >> community safety, immigration, housing. >> reporter: carrie with p. a. c. t., people acting in the community together is part of the solution. >> here we always keep our
CBS
Nov 14, 2012 4:00am PST
he's not getting back inside the church. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, november 14, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. we begin with the unfolding sex scandal that cost the cia director his job and now a top u.s. military commander is tangled in this drama. it has enough twists and subplots to rival a soap opera. paula broadwell warned general john allen that jill kelly was a so ductress. broadwell's emails to kelly triggered the investigation. petraeus and kelly wrote letters on behalf of her twin sister in a custody battle. it's turning into a mess that susan mcginnis is covering for us right now. susan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the overriding concern amid this sex scandal are the national security implications here and today house intelligence leaders morell a leading candidate to replace petraeus at the cia. now paula broadwell and jill kelly two women involved here are not making any statements to the press so far. general allen is considering making a statement. >> susan mcginnis in washington this morning. >>> j
CBS
Nov 9, 2012 5:00pm PST
tonight at 6:00 right here on cbs 5. roberta gonzales from mount diablo. >>> it has been a dismal week on wall street. today's slight gain wasn't much to recoup the losses from the market's worst two-day slide in a year. wall street is sending a message to washington, d.c. find a way to fix the "fiscal cliff." cbs reporter grace lee with how both sides are taking note of this. >> reporter: we all know the long they are drags out, the more wall street is likely to suffer. if you want to know just how important dealing with a "fiscal cliff" is, consider this. it is the very first thing the president talked about publicly post-election. and today there are new signals of communication between the president and the house speaker john boehner. >> i'm not wedded to every detail of my plan. i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. >> everyone wants to get our economy moving again. everyone wants to get more americans back to work again. >> reporter: could this be washington code for a real compromise? political science expert max neimann says that's exactly what it is. >> and there's a
CBS
Nov 10, 2012 6:00pm PST
to the design team. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> axelrod: good evening. i'm jim axelrod. we are learning more tonight about the investigation that led to the abrupt resignation of c.i.a. chief and retired four-star general david petraeus. petraeus admitted to an affair and submitted his resignation to president obama, and now it turns out, it was the f.b.i. that discovered the relationship was with his biographer. homeland security correspondent bob orr is standing by in washington tonight. good evening, bob. >> reporter: good evening, jim. well, david petraeus is one of america's most decorated and reveered generals. as head of the c.i.a., he was in charge of the nation's most sensitive operations, but the ridgedly disciplined p/e was hiding his own dark secret. sources say c.i.a. director david petraeus was never the target of an f.b.i. investigation but when his name surfaced in another probe, agents became concerned that petraeus, or his e-mail accounts, may have been compromised. it all began a few months ago when a female acquaintance of th
CBS
Nov 13, 2012 7:00am PST
>>> good morning to our viewers in the west. it is tuesday, november 13th, 2012. welcome to "cbs this morning." breaking overnight, a stunning twist. another four-star general gets caught up in the david petraeus scandal. >>> president obama gets set to shuffle his cabinet. why some republicans aren't happy with who he wants to replace hillary clinton. >>> and a big day here in studio 57. we'll talk with oliver stone, mike huckabee the developer of insta instagram and golfer nick faldo. >> refers to the department of defense a matter involving general john allen. >> the pentagon is rocked as a top u.s. general is linked to the petraeus scandal. >> u.s. commander in afghanistan is under investigation for alleged inappropriate communications with jill kelley. >> the sex scandal began when kelley received harassing e-mails from petraeus' biographer and mistress paula broadwell. >> fbi agents were at paula broadwell's north carolina home last night for more than four hours. >> the fbi agent who launched the investigation has sent shirtless pictures of himself to jill kelley. >> you k
CBS
Nov 8, 2012 6:00pm PST
"three strikes" law. cbs 5 reporter len ramirez asked, who gets out and who decides? len. >> reporter: that's right. some of the first people convicted under the "three strikes" law have been serving in prison since the mid 1990s. now some of those nonviolent offenders are going to be asking the counties they came from to get out of prison early and some of those from santa clara county might be the first out the door. >> these are all the three strikes cases where the defendants are eligible for resentencing from santa clara county. >> reporter: the names and cases contained in these red books could be among the first three strikers in california to be released under the newly passed proposition 36. >> this county was pro active because as the district attorney, i supported proposition 36. >> reporter: district attorney jeff rosen got ahead of the curve and began compiling the list even before the votes were cast. >> i thought that reforming the "three strikes" law in this way would make the punishment fit the crime. >> reporter: santa clara county has 550 three strikes cases where i
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Nov 8, 2012 5:30pm PST
cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. oo pelley: good evening. en a tucson, arizona, courtroom, odayer congresswoman gabby giffords cape face to face today d th the man who tried to kill her. 24-year-old jared loughner. en january of last year, loughner, mentally ill and armed with a semiautomatic pistol, tried to assassinate giffords, raising his gun to her head and firing. then he kept shooting, killing six, wounding 13. loughner pleaded guilty, and today a federal judge sentenced him to seven life terms, one for pch of the dead, plus one more for attempting to kill a member of congress. john blackstone was in the courtroom. >> reporter: loughner sat in the courtroom as one by one, victims rose to speak. congresswoman gabby giffords ask her husband, mark kelly, stood side by side. loughner look toward him as kelly said, "mr. loughner, you may have put a bullet through her head, but you haven't put a dent in her spirit and her commitment to make the world a better place." giffords did not speak but stood fully upright, her paralyzed right arm in a sling. kelly ended
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Nov 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
discussion will be on that "fiscal cliff." at the white house, tara mergener cbs 5. >> mitt romney and his wife left their boston hotel this morning. their future is uncertain. romney spent the past six years running for president. what's next? the initial plan is to spend time with family. but his wife recently said he will not run again for president. there is april general consensus the 65-year-old politician was unlikely -- there is a general consensus the 65-year-old politic was unlikely to disappear from the public altogether. >>> voters endorsed proposition 30, governor brown's plan to hike sales and income taxes to raise $6 billion to balance the state budget. so what comes next? cbs 5 political insider phil matier spoke with the governor today. phil. >> reporter: that's right. this is a first step, but we didn't go off the cliff but it's still a rocky road here in sacramento and for california. >>> we're not going to see the $5.5 billion of cutbacks to k- 12. >>> reporter: educators however say there's still more to be done. >> it wasn't about piling a bunch of new money on school
CBS
Nov 16, 2012 1:35am PST
prepaid problems. get chase liquid. >>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> and they're real. >> real designer goods and really cheap. we go undercover at a popular bay area flea market. >> i just want to ask you about the stuff you're selling over here. >> even the cops are shocked at what we found. >> don't touch that. >> good evening. i'm ken bastida. >> and i'm dana king. what's that old expression, just fell off the back of a truck? >> check out what i found. name-brand stuff that looks like a real steal. and maybe it is. it's a story you'll only see on cbs 5. >> reporter: sunday morning at the flea market. 7 a.m. and shoppers are already out hunting for deals. from designer jeans to computers, bikes, perfumes, even lingerie. there's a bit of everything here. while some may be knockoffs, others look very real. like this jacket. the price tag is still on it. $230. but here, they're selling much cheaper. >> how much is it? >> one third. >> reporter: everything is on sale and according to the vendors, a lot of it is authentic. >> it's a brand name, and
CBS
Nov 14, 2012 6:00pm PST
. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee on how he has gone all out to prevent ill-timed tuition hikes. >> reporter: the governor was front and center in the days leading up to the election. he had his hand out saying we need billions of dollars for schools and for our universities saying we need that or else. so with voters consenting to increased taxes just last week those tuition hikes could really have been a political embarrassment for the governor. >> we have some breathing room. proposition 30 gives significant revenue over 7 years. >> reporter: and that means no tuition increases for uc students at least for now. it's a small victory for the governor after the csu board made a similar move just yesterday to avoid fee increases that were on the agenda. as the lieutenant governor pointed out it seems some political posturing is going on. >> yet we again dealing with the political realities of not wanting to appear to increase tuition or fees just shortly after the election have punted a little bit. i get that. you know, i'm in politics. but i don't appreciate that. >> reporter: n
CBS
Nov 15, 2012 7:00am PST
>>> good morning to our viewers in the west. it is thursday, november 15th, 2012. welcome to "cbs this morning." angry words from the president and two republican critics over his top choice to become secretary of state. >>> the fbi agent who help ed jill kelley is unmasked as we learn more about his investigation this revealed david petraeus' affair. >>> and is it possible to eliminate all traffic accidents? we'll show you the brand new technology that the government wants in every car in the country. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >>> when they go after the u.n. ambassador apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they've got a problem with me. >> president obama fires back at republican critics. >> the controversy over susan rice calling the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi spontaneous has reached a boiling point. after republicans threaten to block her possible nomination to secretary of state. >> the president thinks we are picking on people, he really does not have any idea of how serio
CBS
Nov 9, 2012 7:00am PST
in the west. it is friday november 9th, 2012. welcome to "cbs this morning." president obama makes his case today in how to head off the looming budget crisis. republicans focus on what went wrong inside mitt romney's campaign. we'll tuck to former secretary of state condoleezza rice. >>> navy s.e.a.l.s are accused of revealing secrets in a video game. john miller looks at how publicity may be hurting the s.e.a.l.s. >>> first a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> we're not going over the cliff. we're determined not to go over the cliff. >> nerves rattled in washington and on wall street over a looming fiscal crisis. >> budget cuts and tax increase that will kick in on january 1st unless congress and the president reach a deal. >> raising tax rate sincere unacceptable. and, frankly, it couldn't even pass the house. >> president obama is expected to deliver his first remarks on his agenda since election night. >> everybody is talking about the fiscal cliff. and i would be talking about the fiscal cliff, too, if i knew what the hell it was. >> i can't get through
CBS
Nov 15, 2012 11:00pm PST
that looks like a real steal. and maybe it is. it's a story you'll only see on cbs 5. >> reporter: sunday morning at the flea market. 7 a.m. and shoppers are already out hunting for deals. from designer jeans to computers, bikes, perfumes, even lingerie. there's a bit of everything here. while some may be knockoffs, others look very real. like this jacket. the price tag is still on it. $230. but here, they're selling much cheaper. >> how much is it? >> one third. >> reporter: everything is on sale and according to the vendors, a lot of it is authentic. >> it's a brand name, and they're real? >> yes. >> reporter: we found evidence some of it may be coming from a retail store. >> uh-oh. this one has got the tag on it still. >> reporter: like this victoria's secret underwear with the store security hardware still on it. the boldness of what we saw at the delaney flea market in oakland surprised even the police. >> it is very bold. it's disturbing. >> reporter: san francisco police officer esparza watched our video. he says a lot of the merchandise may be stolen from retail stories, s
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Nov 8, 2012 7:00am PST
krchltc acqui. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." as you wake up in the west we begin with what's happening in washington. captioning funded by cbs >>>p >>> one>>> one white captioning funded by cbs >>>p >>> one>>> one white house adviser said ifif republicans think the election doesn't change anything that would be unfortunate as both sides are already talking. >> good morning, norah. imagine that. wz has been holding its breath to deal with the fiscal cliff. once it became clear, principle actors began weighing in. phone calls to congressional leaders and among the major players in congress. the president returned to the white house wednesday night and the reality of governing in a bitterly divided washington. one day after the election -- >> compromise is not a dirty word. i'm willing to negotiate any time on any issue. >> a spirit of cooperation was suddenly in the air. >> mr. president, this is your moment. we want you to succeed. >> reporter: good news for a president with an ambitious agenda. one he laid out tuesday night after winning a second term. >> reducing our deficit
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Nov 15, 2012 6:00pm PST
necessary to make up for refinery outages. but cbs 5 reporter grace lee found out that we may have been fooled. grace. >> reporter: dana, that is a possibility but we're not sure. that's one reason why they had a special senate committee hearing today and invited a research group that specializes in energy pricing and what they found was after months of research, they could not explain why we had those gas price hikes in may and in october. that's the mystery there. they can't explain it. but it did cost californians in october about $1 billion. >> reporter: when prices spiked at the gas station the 7 gas companies in california said it's not our fault. instead, they blamed accidents like the chevron refinery fire or unexpected maintenance problems. but the biggest price spikes were in may and october. that's months before and after the chevron fire in august. >> we have seen shifts in price of gasoline. >> reporter: it's one of the reason senator mark leno called a committee hearing today. they found that in may, gas prices shot up to 4.41 a gallon which is the equivalent of $48 millio
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Nov 13, 2012 6:00pm PST
has been named motor trend car of the year and that winner is a bay area product. cbs 5 reporter len ramirez at a tesla dealer in san jose where they are celebrating the model s' honor tonight. >> reporter: exactly right. you have to give the folks at tesla in palo alta and the people who build the cars in fremont a lot of credit. they have produced a world class vehicle that runs on batteries and is electrifying the automotive industry. the 17-inch touchscreen display to the disis a peering door handles, there was buzz about the tesla model s. but when motor trend named it car of the year, it was more. >> it is the equivalent of the academy awards. >> he has reason to be proud. designed in palo alto and built if fremont, the tesla model s is a silicon valley original that was supposed to shatter the idea of of cars being small and funny looking and it has. >> we wanted to build a car, an its own merit, a good car. so great utility, fun to drive, high performance and model s in all of those things in addition to being -- in addition to being electric. >> reporter: craig keith is
CBS
Nov 14, 2012 7:00am PST
>>> good morning to our viewers in the west. it is wednesday, november 14th, 2012. welcome to "cbs this morning." the secretary of defense stands by his man, saying don't jump to any conclusions about general allen. >>> plus, new details about the woman at the center of the investigation. >>> we'll ask senator john mccain about the pentagon scandal and why he wants to stop president obama's choice for secretary of state. >>> and target employees are fighting back after being told they have to open stores on thanksgiving night. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >>> no one should leap to any conclusions. no one should leap to any conclusions here, until we determine what the facts are. and we will. >> the pentagon responds to a growing scandal surrounding general allen and former cia director petraeus. >>> sources tell cbs news that paul wra broadwell, alleged mistress of general petraeus, warned general allen that she was a seductress. >> allen denies any wrongdoing as investigators look through 20,000 to 30,000 pages of documents
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Nov 15, 2012 5:30pm PST
sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. today, b.p. pleaded guilty to criminal charges and agreed to pay the largest fine in u.s. history more than two years after its drilling operation killed 11 workers and unleashed the largest accidental oil still ever. 11 deepwater horizon exploded what followed was a gusher that ran for 85 days, spilling an estimated 172 million gallons. the company agreed to pay 4.5 billion dollars in fines. two bp employees will be charged with manslaughter, and a third with lying to isngress. manuel bojorquez is in new orleans with details of what bp knew before the explosion. >> reporter: two former b.p. employees charged with manslaughter were the highest ranking b.p. supervisors on seepwater horizon. they were in charge of the test that signaled grave danger the afternoon of the explosion. on. test found signs that combustible gas was seeping into the well. the indictment alleges b.p. managers, robert kaluza, and reald vidrine, failed to call ogineers on shore to discuss the abnormal readings. gs.tead
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Nov 7, 2012 5:30pm PST
helped push him over the top. captioning sponsored by cbs >> this is the cbs evening news with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. this is a spend one-hour edition. >> pelley: good evening. this is a special one-hour edition. $6 billion was spent on political campaigns and when they were over nothing much changed. republicans will still control the house, democrats the senate, and barack obama will still be president. this was the scene tonight as the president and the first family returned from chicago aboard air force one. they landed at joint base andrews right outside washington, d.c we will have a look at what you can expect from washington many the future, but first the latest returns. we still can't project a winner the presidential contest in florida, but even without florida mr. obama has 303 electoral votes-- well over the 270 needed for victory. mitt romney ended up with 206. this is the popular vote total. they're still counting, but the president is ahead by nearly three million votes. in his victory celebration last night, the president said "the best is yet to come.
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Nov 13, 2012 4:00am PST
boost. captioning funded by cbs good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning, one of america's highest ranking military leaders has been caught up in the investigation that led to the resignation of cia director david petraeus. general john allen is the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. allen is under investigation by the pentagon for alleged inappropriate communications with jill kelly. she's the tampa, florida, woman, who is said to have received threatening e-mails from petraeus's mistress. a pentagon official says allen and kelly exchanged up to 30,000 communications between 2010 and 2012. it's unclear if they were involved in sexual matters or classified information. allen will remain the u.s. commander in afghanistan for now. but these latest developments only serve to widen the scandal that has gripped the nation's capital since friday. tara mergener is in washington with more. what's the latest there? >> reporter: good morning to you. that's right. another twist in this drama. defense secretary leon panetta ordered a pentagon investigation on
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Nov 14, 2012 11:00pm PST
hillside of the edge of campus. cbs 5 reporter christin ayers on grizzly peak boulevard right now. >> reporter: and firefighters just left here a short time ago after coming to this scene to recover the body of the 20-year- old man who had been hiking with his friends in this area this evening. they make this hike every night. but tonight, those friends called police when the man disappeared. police searched the area and found his body some 200 feet down a rocky ravine. authorities are trying to figure out if he lost his footing and fell. he was pronounced dead at the scene. firefighters had to come out and search this area and then finally remove the body from the area and hand it over to the coroner's office, all of this happening on uc berkeley property. but authorities are telling us this evening, although they are not giving me the identity of this man who this happened to, they are saying he was not affiliated with the university and at this time they're saying it does not appear this incident was foul play, although they are still investigating. christin ayers, cbs 5. >>> t
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Nov 13, 2012 5:30pm PST
confronted evil in the parking lot and evil was not going to leave. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. general john allen, the general in charge of the war in afghanistan, is under investigation tonight in connection with the same woman who helped bring down the director of the c.i.a., retired general david petraeus. now general allen's nomination to be supreme allied commander of nato is on hold. two of the top military men of their generation have been brought low by their acquaintance with jill kelley, a tampa socialite seen here at her home with the story playing on the t.v. behind her. last spring, kelley complained to the f.b.i. of receiving harassing anonymous e-mails. turned out, those e-mails had been written by a jealous paula broadwell. the investigation then exposed broadwell's affair with c.i.a. director david petraeus. then the f.b.i. found an e-mail trail linking kelley to general allen. and tonight bob orr picks up the story for us from there. bob? >> reporter: good evening, scott, well, the anno
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Nov 14, 2012 1:35am PST
. - we will not let you go! [ high operatic voice ] ♪ let me go ♪ [ rock ] . >>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> a monoyu mental cleanup after a man-made flash flood leaves a bay area neighborhood buried in mud. >> it really sounded like a rushing river. >> good evening. >> well, it took all day, but the daly city neighborhood near hillside park has finally dug itself out of that mess after a water main burst and buried it in mud. cbs 5 reporter linda shows us there are still some concerns hanging over homeowner's heads. literally, linda. >> yes, there are, ken. the river of mud just swept down this hillside narrowly missing a couple of homes, but it did take out this car, one of a dozen parked out here on the street. >> work crews got the streets cleared by night fall. a wall of mud buried these streets. people were startled awake just before 4:30 when police ordered them out of their homes. >> basically we saw just three feet high mud blocking the whole street. >> an 8-inch pipe connected to a water tank in the hills above them ruptured. 45,000 gallons o
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Nov 10, 2012 5:30pm PST
just now getting their first look at what's left of their homes and devastated neighborhoods. cbs reporter erica ferrari shows us the damage and the outrage left in sandy's wake. >> reporter: possessions that once filled the homes on long beach island are now piled up outside on the street. >> took all the furniture out. all the furniture is gone. >> reporter: the coastal new jersey community took a direct hit from sandy. saturday almost two weeks after the storm many people got their first look at the damage. john boyle found a boat in his backyard. his 7-year-old vacation home filled with four feet of water. >> it's been through a few storms but this is absolutely the worst. >> reporter: in new york -- >> we putting 12 packs in a bag. >> reporter: volunteers and her daughter fanned out across the city to assist people still struggling. >> we want to help them and give them basic needs. >> reporter: here volunteers are working to distribute the essentials like blankets and water and diapers. all of these supplies have been donated. but some stay the help came too late. -- say the
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Nov 8, 2012 4:00am PST
box. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, november 8, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning a lot of folks in the northeast are asking how much more can we take? barely more than a week after superstorm sandy an unusually early winter storm is hitting the region with a nasty mix of rain, snow and gusty winds. the storm moved up the coast overnight icing roads and disrupting air travel and causing more trouble for an already fragile system. from 60,000 customers who just had their power restored lost it again. teresa garcia is in rockaway beach, new york. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. like it or not, ready or not, people in this tri-state region are pretty storm weary but they had to power through a nor'easter that brought a lot of snow, windy conditions, slushy and miserable out there. this is actually a snowstorm that's proving to be on track to break records for snowfall in november. for example, in central park about four inches fell. here at rockaway beach on the boardwalk, definitely more than three. a
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Nov 7, 2012 6:00pm PST
congressman from california. cbs 5 reporter ann notarangelo on how the up start pulled off the upset. ann. >> reporter: eric swalwell had an opportunity to unseat this long term incumbent when california changed its primary process and after knocking on 100,000 doors his campaign is claiming victory. it's a symbolic cleaning of the house, cleaning up after election night and starting fresh after a 40-year congressional reign by pete stark. >> there was a real craving for change and a craving for responsiveness for someone though would show up, be accessible, listen and have an open mind. >> reporter: but change isn't coming by way of party because eric swalwell is also a democrat. >> this is a performance change. >> reporter: the 80-year-old stark is an outspoken little balance. the liberal. stark's campaign portrayed him as a rookie. >> we embrace that. i'm a huge oakland as fan and they are pitching fast this year. it got them to the play-offs, it was all rookies so we embrace the rookie and was nicknamed the rook by our supporters and i think a rookie is just what congress needs to go
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Nov 14, 2012 6:00am PST
burst yesterday. live in daly city, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> big question now, who is going to pay for all the clean- up? car owners whose auto insurance policies do include a comprehensive coverage are automatically protected no matter where the car was parked. but you should make the claim immediately. drivers who don't have the comprehensive coverage should submit a claim to daly city within the next six months. forms are available at city hall. >>> an attic fire in the east bay forced a family out of their home. one firefighter suffered minor injuries. crews took 20 minutes to knock the fire down. they spent hours dealing with the flare-ups. that's due to complications from a new roof on the home. the residents inside smelled smoke before the alarms went off. >>> san francisco city hall will be open for business today. this is a live look at city hall. it's running on a generator right now. pg&e crews are working to get powerfully restored there. >>> and last night an electrical problem in the basement set off the smoke alarms forcing everyone inside to evacuate. t
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Nov 8, 2012 1:35am PST
and from sfo. >>> cbs 5 is partnering with the red cross to help the victims of hurricane sandy. you can donate tomorrow by calling 1-888-5-helps-u. our special hot line will run from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow. >>> his final race is over. president obama today thanked cd ing back to work. >> there's no shortage of work to be done. approaching the fiscal cliff with a stalemate on capitol hill, cbs 5 reporter looks ahead to the second term. >> reporter: the president and his family arrived back in washington. the white house is their official home for four more years. >> i've never been more hopeful about our future. >> reporter: the president won't have a lot of time to savor his victory. the most pressuring issue on the plate is the fiscal cliff, the mix of huge cuts and automatic tax increases and it's set to go in to effect in about 7 weeks. >> you voted for action, not politics as usual. >> reporter: economists have warned the fiscal cliff can plunge the country in to another recession. today the president has been calling congressional leaders. at least for now, he and john boehn
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Nov 16, 2012 12:00pm PST
. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is in vallejo with more. >> reporter: there are a lot of disturbing factors about this case. it happened in broad daylight. the victim and the assailant didn't know each other and it was in a popular shopping center late in the afternoon. detectives say it was egregious. >> we had a conversation with the victim. she is incredibly strong, insightful woman. >> reporter: this lieutenant is referring to a 65-year-old woman kidnapped and assaulted at gunpoint by a 14-year-old boy. it started at a shopping center on plaza drive in vallejo late yesterday afternoon. police say the boy forced the woman it drive her minivan a few miles, then stopped to assault her both physically and sexually. >> it was an extremely serious violent attack. >> reporter: police say the teen then left the woman unconscious and bound by duct tape in a ditch near hiddenbrooke parkway and highway 80. >> passersby found her, took good care of her and got her treatment. they also provided information to the police which ultimately assisted us in making the arrest. >> reporter: as polic
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Nov 16, 2012 7:00am PST
>>> good morning to our viewers in the west. it is friday, november 16th, 2012. welcome to "cbs this morning." david petraeus is telling congress what the cia was doing in benghazi. >>> breaking news. air raid sirens and explosions, violence escalates in the middle east. israel inches closer to sending ground forces into gaza. we are at the border. >>> nfl commissioner roger goodell is in studio 57 to talk concussions, expansion and why your kids should still play football. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >>> we lost four americans. are there still questions out there? you bet. we're going to continue to work to get those answers. >> former cia director david petraeus heads to capitol hill. >> testifying before a house committee. >> about that deadly september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> all while the cia announces its launching an investigation into petraeus' conduct while he was still in charge of the agency. >> petraeus insists no classified documents exchanged hands during his affair. >>> this b
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Nov 13, 2012 11:00pm PST
burst and buried it in mud. cbs 5 reporter linda shows us there are still some concerns hanging over homeowner's heads. literally, linda. >> yes, there are, ken. the river of mud just swept down this hillside narrowly missing a couple of homes, but it did take out this car, one of a dozen parked out here on the street. >> work crews got the streets cleared by night fall. a wall of mud buried these streets. people were startled awake just before 4:30 when police ordered them out of their homes. >> basically we saw just three feet high mud blocking the whole street. >> an 8-inch pipe connected to a water tank in the hills above them ruptured. 45,000 gallons of water cascaded downhill, carving a giant trench, sending a river of mud to the streets, just missing atruro romero's home. >> the mud went the other way, my house and this house going to fall down. >> no homes were damaged but people were helpless as they saw their cars swallowed up. >> like, oh my gosh, god please help us. >> city officials blame a cast-iron pipe that was made in the 1930s. a portion of it can be seen in this pi
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Nov 15, 2012 5:00pm PST
them. we'll hear more from him at 6:00. i'm grace lee, live in san francisco. cbs 5. >>> also today, we learned that oil giant bp will pay a record $4.5 billion criminal penalty for the disastrous 2010 gulf oil spill. the company also pleaded guilty to a dozen felony charges for the deadly rig explosion that triggered that spill. and for lying to congress about how much oil was gushing into the gulf. two company executives also face manslaughter charges. >>> lawmakers have now seen how the attack in benghazi that killed a u.s. ambassador and three other americans went down. today they were shown security camera video of the deadly attack unfolding in real time. the footage is part of congressional hearings on the attack to find out what happened. after today's first hearing, senator dianne feinstein said a great deal was learned but more questions need to be answered. >> we had a good back and forth and it was not always the easiest thing, i'm sure, for everybody that was testifying but we learned a great deal. >> are there still questions throughout? you bet. we are going to contin
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Nov 15, 2012 4:00am PST
companies on their handling of hurricane sandy. this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, november 15, 2012. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm duarte geraldino. the sex scandal that forced cia director david petraeus to resign is widening. here's what we know. petraeus' mistress paula broadwell sent emails to petraeus and other senior military leaders besides general john allen. he's the top commander in afghanistan. meanwhile the fbi agent frederick humphries who launched the investigation of emails is being investigated by the fbi for his role in the case. specifically why he took concerns about this case to republican members of congress. house and senate panels are expected to meet again today with fbi and cia officials. they want to know whether national security was jeopardized and why congress didn't know about the investigation sooner. during a news conference on wednesday president obama praised david petraeus. >> general petraeus had an extraordinary career. he served this country with great distinction in iraq, in afghanistan and as head of the cia. by h
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Nov 9, 2012 6:00am PST
strike near a transformer leaves dozens in the dark. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is with the crews that are busy now trying to get those lights back on. >> reporter: good morning. they have been working nonstop. pg&e says there is still no estimated time of when the power will be restored. but you can look right now. they are in one of the cherry pickers trying to bring power back to the area. one crew member told me they are hoping to get the lights back on by 8 or 9:00 this morning. about 100 customers had their lights out because of the hoffman, fountain street and grandview avenue outages. that caused transformers to be shut down. the challenge is because so many transformers were affected. pg&e had to count just how many customers were tied to each transformer. for customers the challenge will be getting that power on in time for the workday. how will this affect your workday? >> it's bad. my husband works out of our home. so this is going to affect him most of all. >> reporter: now, last we heard, pg&e was able to replace one transformer in the area but they are working on getting
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Nov 8, 2012 5:00am PST
situation. >> cbs 5's anne makovec joins us from burlingame where hundreds of guest, i would imagine, anne, they are just waiting to go back to sleep. >> reporter: they were woken up in the middle of the night by an alarm, a lot of them have spent hours in their cars here in the parking lot. i'm at the embassy suites in burlingame on anza boulevard. you can see emergency personnel still here on scene. now, this hotel has been cleared. but they are starting the process of getting people back into their rooms. they are prioritizing people with early-morning flights. the hotel is right by the airport. so several people are trying get out of town. here's how it started according to some of the officials on scene. there was an alarm at 12:30 this morning saying that there was going to be a -- there was a carbon monoxide issue. [ loud background noise ] >> reporter: so officials came in and they were able to evacuate the hotel. they sounded an alarm. they then got on the bull horn and told everybody to evacuate and it turns out that this was all due to a malfunctioning boiler which emergen
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Nov 14, 2012 4:30am PST
of mud and water buried several streets of a neighborhood near hillside park. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in daly city where an aging pipe is apparently blamed for the problem. >> reporter: michelle, you are correct. and city officials say that they are going to work to restore or repair that pipe and they actually admit there could be more in this area. but let's focus on the clean-up right now. last night's cleaning efforts weren't successful in this daly city neighborhood. the water main burst brought about inches of mud down on the road. here's a look from our cbs 5 chopper. neighbors were startled at 4:30 a.m. when police told them to leave their homes. 45,000 gallons of water came downhill. city leaders say it was because of a cast iron pipe made in the 1930s. >> you can see the pipe actually sheared off. we have an aging system. we know that we have pipes in the ground that are probably, you know, close or past their useful life. that's not uncommon within any community within the bay area. >> reporter: no homes were damaged. about 12 families were told to leave. some c
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Nov 16, 2012 4:30am PST
its workers. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is outside a hostess store in san leandro. cate. >> reporter: good morning, michelle. this will affect 18,000 employees who will be out of a job and will need to look for other options as well as hostess fans will probably have to go to other options for an afternoon snack. video from yesterday, hostess workers stuck to their guns to the picket lines even after the company threatened to liquidate this oakland bakery and owners. the deadline for workers to go back to work was yesterday afternoon at 5 p.m. eastern. the iconic baker of twinkies, dingdong and ho hoes filed for bankruptcy for the second time this year. the company argued that workers needed to make concessions to improve its financial situation but workers say the company stopped paying their pension and wanted too much. >> reporter: you didn't seem to be scared? >> not me because i needed to fight for my wife, for my family. >> cupcakes and twinkies, bread, they made good quality stuff, good quality products. and we hate to see it come to an he had. but enough's enough
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Nov 9, 2012 5:00am PST
dark. >> cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran has more from san francisco with an update on the work crews are doing. how's it going? >> reporter: they are working hard. i spoke with a crew member a few moments ago who said four or five transformers are affected. i want to show you right now, there's a lot of work going on in the noe valley neighborhood to try to turn that power back on. right now 100 customers are affected. pg&e says lightning didn't directly hit the transformers here but it hit near hoffman avenue. now customers on fountain street, grandview avenue are also affected. for or five transformers were hit or were actually shut down and that's what caused the outage. now, if you look at some video, you can see that crews are busy working. the challenge involved multiple transformers so pg&e had to count how many customers were connected to each transformer. back out live again, you see lots of crews working here that pg&e crew member told me they are trying to get more crews to get out here to restore power as quickly as possible. still no estimated time on when they can resto
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Nov 14, 2012 5:00pm PST
all over the bay area. cbs 5 reporter da lin explains the problem isn't just the thieves. it's also us. >> reporter: a trip on lakeshore avenue in oakland or any bay area city you'll see plenty of eyeballs looking down on smartphones and nothing else. >> and i didn't even pay attention to the camera. >> reporter: we caught one after another so engrossed in their phones that they ignored their surroundings. this man almost bumped into me. some bay area police agencies say that's why they are responding to so many robberies involving cell phones. they say people make themselves easy targets. some people even walk with their $400 and $500 phones out in the open. >> i handed him the phone in the crowded area, once he got his hands on it he was gone. >> reporter: daniel casey of oakland learned his lesson. never let a stranger borrow his iphone. >> felt betrayed. i was being nice. >> reporter: oakland saw a 23% increase in robberies so far this year compared to the same time last year. police say of the 60 robbery suspects arrested since august, more than half, 31 of them were arrested f
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Nov 12, 2012 11:00pm PST
scandal. >> cbs reporter kristen mayor is live with this breaking story. >> reporter: officials are calling omar benjamin's departure retirement. the port has been investigating him along with the director since last month. receipts from a business trip show both spent more than $4,500 in public money entertaining shipping executives at a strip club. he remains on administrative leave as the investigation continues and the acting director will fill his shoes. he will not receive severance as part of his retirement package. they are continuing the investigation and will talk about policies and any changes to the policies at its meeting on thursday. live in oakland, cbs 5. >>> we learned new information in the sex scandal that forced cia director david petraeus to resign. >> it is getting very complimented. the fbi is investigating general john allen. he is the successor. the feds found 20 in the pages of potentially inappropriate e- mails -- 20,000 pages of potential inappropriate e-mails between him and jill kelley. like i said it is getting more complicated. cbs reporter elizabeth
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Nov 14, 2012 12:00pm PST
that the former cia director's extramarital affair impacted national security. cbs news reporter danielle nottingham has more now from the white house. >> reporter: at his first press conference in 8 months, president obama faced questions about the widening scandal that forced cia director david petraeus to resign. >> by his own assessment did not meet the standards that he felt were necessary as the director of cia. >> reporter: president obama addressed why he did not hear about the fbi investigation until after the election. >> we're not supposed to meddle in, you know, criminal investigations and that's been our practice. >> reporter: before he handed in his resignation, he had been scheduled to testify about the attacks in benghazi, libya. he has agreed to meet with lawmakers. details are being work out. the petraeus scandal is general advertising general john allen's future. the -- jeopardizing general john allen's future after he exchanged e-mails with a socialite jill kelley. the white house and lawmakers have expressed support for general allen in nato. >> general allen
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Nov 10, 2012 7:00am PST
resignation of c.i.a. chief david patraeus because of an extra marital affair is not the end of the story. cbs news has learned the other woman is paula broadwell, she wrote a biography of patraeus. cbs 5 reporter linda yi on what patraeus faces next. >> reporter: it was just over a year ago, his wife by his side, that one of america's most decorated four star generals took the oath of office at c.i.a. director. today, he resigned in disgrace. in a statement to c.i.a. employees, patraeus said, after being married for over 37 years, i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. the affair came to light during an f.b.i. investigation that started months ago. officials became concerned about what cbs news has learned were cryptic e-mails patraeus exchanged with his by graver paula broadwell. >> it's sad. >> cbs 5 military analyst retired colonel brendan kearney med broadwell earlier this year during her book tour. he said she was bright and articulate. >> she acknowledged she had been given unfettered access to him. >> does that seem suspicious to you, when you now think
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